FIRST TIME PARENTS - Crystal Palace GROUP
Brown and Green Cafe - Crystal Palace Park
Classes run by open minded midwives that are informative, fun and relaxed. A great way to make new friends!
Tuesday evenings 8:00PM - 9:30PM
8 week course
Brown & Green LIFE - Crystal Palace Park
July: Jul 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, Aug 6th, 13th, 20th
for babies due September - October
August: Aug 27th, Sept 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, Oct 1st, 8th, 15th
for babies due November to mid Decemeber
Contact us if you can’t make all the dates.
We are really flexible and happy to accommodate you in other groups or a private catch up session.
Week 1: Labour and birth.
Week 2: Creating a calm birth environment. Coping mechanisms: Active Birth, TENS, Aromatherapy, Hypnobirthing and Water Birth.
Week 3: Pain Relief options and Birth Stories by a couple that recently gave birth.
Week 4: Different kinds of hospital birth including Caesarean, and the Birth Partner’s role.
Week 5: Understanding your baby, and normal newborn behaviour.
Week 6: Feeding your baby. Breastfeeding? Bottle Feeding? Whatever is right for you.
Week 7: What to expect from the first 3 months of being new parents.
Week 8: Practical skills for caring for your baby: Nappy changing, bathing, how to safely put your baby to sleep and slings.
Our first-time parents antenatal courses are made-up of interactive and dynamic midwife-led classes. These sessions provide honest, evidence-based, and realistic information, with course content equally split between labour and birth, and the early weeks with your new baby. This ensures that each of our couples feel confident in making informed choices. There is plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion during each course, and a fantastic opportunity to hear some first hand experiences from previous couples returning to tell their own birth-story.
Our sessions are limited to eight couples, and are held in a private space above Brown and Green Cafe, maintaining an intimate and relaxed atmosphere where lasting friendships are formed. We facilitate the creation of WhatsApp groups, and encourage regular meet-ups during and after the course, all of which helps to develop that all-important early support network.
The course includes our tailor made handbooks, “The Path to Birth,” and “The Fourth Trimester,” as well as unlimited email support from midwife Vicky and the Team.